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Spare Men and Great Ones: Musters, Norms, and the Average Man in Shakespeare's and

Patricia A. Cahill

in Unto the Breach: Martial Formations, Historical Trauma, and the Early Modern Stage

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199212057
eISBN:
9780191705830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212057.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores how English discipline was aimed at individuals as well at how Elizabethan military culture helped to produce norms of manhood not unlike those associated with later statistical ... More


Colonial America

Peter Brock (ed.)

in Liberty and Conscience: A Documentary History of Conscientious Objectors in America through the Civil War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151220
eISBN:
9780199870424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151224.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Ten documents are presented, with an introductory text, illustrating the treatment of conscientious objectors in colonial America from 1658 (when the first cases of penalization of Quakers were ... More


An Apprenticeship in Arms: The Origins of the British Army 1585-1702

Roger B. Manning

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261499
eISBN:
9780191718625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261499.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book examines the military experiences of peers and gentlemen from the British Isles who volunteered to fight in the religious and dynastic wars of mainland Europe, as well as the ordinary men ... More


PORT IN A STORM: The Boston Water front as Contested Space, 1747–74

Benjamin L. Carp

in Rebels Rising: Cities and the American Revolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304022
eISBN:
9780199788606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304022.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The first chapter focuses on the imperial conflict as it unfolded in the maritime and commercial spaces of Boston. Boston hosted a series crowd actions: the Knowles Riot of 1747, the Stamp Act riots ... More


British manpower and the States' Army

Roger B. Manning

in An Apprenticeship in Arms: The Origins of the British Army 1585-1702

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261499
eISBN:
9780191718625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261499.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Military service was not linked to patriotism in the Dutch Republic, and the Dutch army was a mercenary force consisting mostly of foreigners. The native Dutch soldiers were usually found in ... More


Liberty Road: The Opposition to Impressment during the Mid-Georgian Era

Nicholas Rogers

in Crowds, Culture, and Politics in Georgian Britain

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201724
eISBN:
9780191674990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201724.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the opposition to impressments during the mid-century wars. It suggests that the plebs-patrician polarity is too reductive a formulation to account for the lines of ... More


Impressive Patrons and Impressing Mariners

Michael J. Franklin

in Orientalist Jones: Sir William Jones, Poet, Lawyer, and Linguist, 1746-1794

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199532001
eISBN:
9780191730900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532001.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter displays Jones negotiating the intricate network of patronage systems. Jones passionately desired to prove the illegality of naval press-warrants to the irritation of Lord Sandwich, ... More


Confederate Slave Impressment in the Upper South

Jaime Amanda Martinez

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610740
eISBN:
9781469612591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469610757_Martinez
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Under policies instituted by the Confederacy, white Virginians and North Carolinians surrendered control over portions of their slave populations to state authorities, military officials, and the ... More


The World in Black and White: The Collapse of Slavery

Lorien Foote

in Yankee Plague: Escaped Union Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630557
eISBN:
9781469630571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630557.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

When escaped Union prisoners travelled through South Carolina, they received food, information, shelter, and guidance from slaves, who interpreted the mass escapes through their religious beliefs as ... More


The Pressed Men of Essex County: The Social Identity of the Soldiers of King Philip’s War

Kyle F. Zelner

in A Rabble in Arms: Massachusetts Towns and Militiamen during King Philip's War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814797181
eISBN:
9780814797464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814797181.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter is an exhaustive study of every man whom Essex County towns impressed for service in an active-duty company. Looking at all 357 known soldiers as a group proves that the men pressed for ... More


‘To advance the honour of our country’

John Wareing

in Indentured Migration and the Servant Trade from London to America, 1618–1718: 'There is Great Want of Servants'

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198788904
eISBN:
9780191830938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788904.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History, British and Irish Early Modern History

England responded slowly to the Iberian discoveries in America, but propagandists such as the Hakluyt cousins offered an expansionist vision of England’s economic and political future. Settlement in ... More


Military Recruitment

Atle L. Wold

in Scotland and the French Revolutionary War, 1792-1802

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474403313
eISBN:
9781474415965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403313.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Recruitment for the armed services formed a central part of wartime policies, and this chapter addresses the recruitment which took place in Scotland, comparing this with England. The chapter ... More


War and the Shipping Industry

Ralph Davis

in The Rise of the English Shipping Industry in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497384
eISBN:
9781786944467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497384.003.0015
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter considers the financial impact of war on British shipping during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It attempts to discern the number of merchant ship losses during the ... More


“Slayers of Camels”: The Second Afghan War and Pack Animal “Wastage”

James L. Hevia

in Animal Labor and Colonial Warfare

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226562148
eISBN:
9780226562315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226562315.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Chapter 1 is preceded by a Prologue which lays out the physical and climatological constraints of launching military operations in Western and Central Asia and on the Northwest frontier of India. ... More


Frontier Warfare and the Persistence of Impressment

James L. Hevia

in Animal Labor and Colonial Warfare

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226562148
eISBN:
9780226562315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226562315.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In 1897 frontier outbreaks among disgruntled Pashtun tribes led several expeditions by the Indian Army. The reformed transport system was soon exhausted and impressment of thousands of pack followed. ... More


“For the best ordering of the militia”: English Military Precedent and the Early Massachusetts Bay Militia

Kyle F. Zelner

in A Rabble in Arms: Massachusetts Towns and Militiamen during King Philip's War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814797181
eISBN:
9780814797464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814797181.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter offers an institutional history of the New England militia, starting with a short overview of its English precedents. The Puritans who founded the Bible Commonwealth constructed their ... More


The Massachusetts Bay Militia and the Practice of Impressment during King Philip’s War

Kyle F. Zelner

in A Rabble in Arms: Massachusetts Towns and Militiamen during King Philip's War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814797181
eISBN:
9780814797464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814797181.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter starts with an overview of the changes made to Massachusetts's militia amid King Philip's War and continues with an examination of the committees of militia and their role in ... More


The Effects of Impressment: War and Peace in Essex County

Kyle F. Zelner

in A Rabble in Arms: Massachusetts Towns and Militiamen during King Philip's War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814797181
eISBN:
9780814797464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814797181.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This concluding chapter offers a narrative of the war that these men fought, with special attention paid not only to the campaigns of the “Essex companies” but also to how the war touched the towns ... More


“An Arrow against All Tyrants”: Popular Republicanism and the English Revolution

John Donoghue

in Fire under the Ashes: An Atlantic History of the English Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226157658
eISBN:
9780226072869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226072869.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter links Coleman Street Ward London to the rise of the Leveller movement. Saints from the Ward’s network of gathered churches and their members serving in the New Model Army travelled ... More


“That Crimson Stream of Blood”: The Imperial Turn of the English Revolution

John Donoghue

in Fire under the Ashes: An Atlantic History of the English Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226157658
eISBN:
9780226072869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226072869.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the imperial turn of the English Revolution, when the English state, through legislation and force of arms, undertook the first systematic attempt to consolidate Ireland and ... More


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